The above image is a familiar scene for those who live in the Bay Area. It’s Blue Bottle Coffee’s Mint Plaza cafe, the only Blue Bottle in SF with a fully realized food menu. This gorgeous space – open, airy, tall ceilings and all – has been captured artfully in the medium of Lego.
Glegh! Blue Bottle blogs:
“The layout I wouldn’t have been able to get down so well if I hadn’t worked there so much,” Lee says. “A lot of the details, I’d take a reference photo so I could go back.”
“If I get into something, I really get into it,” he says. “That was definitely the case with this.”
The space isn’t exactly to scale, but it is nonetheless extremely detailed: Along with its flower display, newspaper racks and condiment station, Lee added a hat, which belongs to one of Mint’s regulars (a gentleman named Bob). It hangs on a hook in one corner of the café.
“I actually have a full Bob mini-figure,” he says. “But if you look at the stools, they’re smooth on the top, so he wouldn’t be able to be securely sat down. But yeah, the Bob mini-figure exists.”
This makes us feel like this:
Top image: John Bauer, Flickr